No. 15 Wisconsin
at No. 18 Ohio State
3:30 p.m., pay-per-view
While the Big Ten's focus might be on Minnesota-Michigan, don't sell this game short, particularly because it involves the Badgers. Think the Buckeyes, who are ninth in the Big Ten in rushing, want any part of Wisconsin's defense? Uh, no. Wisconsin is first in the nation in scoring defense (5.2 points per game) and total defense (193.2 yards per game) and has allowed two touchdowns all season. Scarier for the Buckeyes might be that Badgers tailback Anthony Davis, an absolute load, is back from an injury. He rushed for 213 yards on 27 carries in last week's victory over Illinois. Should the Badgers win, it sets up a classic matchup between the Wisconsin defense and the Purdue offense next week.
No. 24 Louisiana State
at No. 12 Florida
7:45 p.m., ESPN
Before most of Louisiana decides to sever itself from the U.S. mainland and toss itself into the Gulf of Mexico to reflect its dismay at the Tigers' struggles, keep in mind that their two losses came in Auburn, Ala., and Athens, Ga. Something tells us they won't be the only teams to lose in those locales this season. Keep in mind: LSU's remaining schedule is Troy, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas -- all winnable games. If Florida QB Chris Leak wants to truly join the elite, he must back up last week's 322-yard, three-touchdown day with a similar performance against a stronger opponent.
No. 22 Oklahoma State at Colorado
3:30 p.m., pay-per-view
Two of the better runners you've probably heard little about -- Oklahoma State's Vernand Morency and Colorado's Bobby Purify -- meet in this one. Morency is third-best rusher in the nation, averaging 176 yards per game. Purify averages a more modest 108.8. The Buffaloes, coming off a 17-9 loss at Missouri, have significant problems on defense, where they allow 443 yards per game, worst in the Big 12. The Cowboys keep BCS dreams alive -- emphasis on "dreams" -- with a win here.
Stanford at Notre Dame
2:30 p.m., WRC-4, WBAL-11
Rarely is there a game between two unranked teams as interesting as this. Even in a loss last week to Purdue, Irish QB Brady Quinn (432 yards) showed how talented he is and proved that the Fighting Irish might be in good hands over the next three years. But if one quarterback is likely to have a big game today, it might be Stanford's Trent Edwards, who threw three picks against Washington last week, but remains a rising star. Put Edwards and Stanford's big, physical receiving corps up against the Irish's pass defense, which ranks 100th in the country, and it might not be a rerun of Kyle Orton's air show last week, but it could come close.